Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Smashbox BB Cream Review

I promised last week that I'd review the new 
Smashbox BB Cream for y'all so here we go.

I like to do some research before I go out and invest in a 
new product...especially one that I put on my skin.
I started hearing about these BB creams on a few
blogs and online so I decided I should check them out. 
My first question was, 
What the heck is a BB cream?

Here's what I found.
A BB cream is 'an all-in-one product that combines the function
of a primer, anti-aging serum, moisturizer, and light foundation- plus many contain
added benefits like SPF.' 

Then I went on to search for the best ones. 
These popped up on numerous sites so I figured they were legit -

If you wanna compare more, this is a good site to check out. 
I know it's a lot of information but I love knowing everything
there is to know before I make a switch. So maybe you're like me :)

Ok so onto the review. 
- I love the way it goes on and makes my skin feel.
It's a matte foundation with a moisturizer in it so it doesn't leave your 
face all dry or greasy. I have sensitive, combination skin and this works great for me.
My face feels really smooth and it stays on all day.

- SPF 35. 
I love a foundation that contains SPF. That way you don't
have to worry about putting on sunscreen when you go to the pool or beach. 

- The price. At $38, it's still cheaper than the foundation and the primer that I use.
Here's what my previous routine looked like-

Primer/Foundation/Setting Powder
I'll be saving an average of $116 on makeup because the BB cream is supposed to take the place 
all 3 of these. Who doesn't love saving moolah?! 

- I don't really have anything bad to say about this product yet because 
I've only been using it for about a week. 
I don't notice too big of a difference in coverage, but I don't like to 
wear my makeup really heavy anyway. But if you're one that does
like to wear it a little heavier, you can always layer foundation on top.
:: top :: current makeup- CoverFx
:: bottom :: Smashbox BB Cream

Overall, I'm a fan of using a BB cream because of the benefits it offers. 
I'm interested to see what some of the others are like so if you've
tried them before let me know what you think.

Would you consider switching to a BB cream?
If you have, which one do you use?
Do you like it?



Katie {Miss Dixie} said...

I'm glad you have a great review of this- I was just thinking last night about trying the Clinique version. If not, I might give Smashbox a go!

The Pink Growl said...

I've been thinking about switching too. I haven't heard a bad review yet. I don't wear a foundation currently, so I just don't want it to be too heavy looking.

Bethany Scruggs said...

well your skin is freaking BEAUTIFUL so you don't HAVE to wear it heavy. I have to use thick foundation to cover up my scars. :(

Bethany Scruggs said...

Is my email showing now?

Amber said...

I'm glad you posted a review of a BB cream you've tried. I have been wanting one.

Anonymous said...

I'm in the process of changing foundations and I was thinking of adding a bb cream. I wanted to try the cheaper ones from L'oreal or maybelline. Have you tried those?

Sami said...

You are gorg! Loved the review :)

Kelly { MessyDirtyHair } said...

i LOVE that stuff!!!! its great! and im loving your nails with the white finger, so cute!

xo kelly

Kimberlee Van Der Wall said...

I really like Boscia's BB Cream. I reviewed Smashbox's BB Cream and got many comments about how it's not a real one haha it's more like a tinted moisturizer :/

Simplybeautifulelegant said...

Great review! I am considering buying this bb cream and this helped me!